POSTED: Thursday February 17th 2011
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OLYMPIC MEDALISTS SASHA COHEN & TANITH BELBIN & BEN AGOSTO THIS SATURDAY ON NBC

NEW YORK - February 17, 2011 - 2006 Olympic silver medalists Sasha Cohen and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto headline the “Hilton HHonors Presents Riverdance on Ice” this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET from the Tsongas Center at Umass Lowell in Lowell, Mass. The show is a part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series, produced by Disson Skating in conjunction with NBC. Commentary will be provided by Olympic gold medalists Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan.

Joining Cohen and Belbin and Agosto is 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette, 2006 Olympic bronze medalist Jeffrey Buttle, 1996 World Champion Todd Elredge, three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss and two-time U.S. medalist Emily Hughes among others.

Providing entertainment for the show is the world renowned Riverdance. Riverdance weaves Celtic mythology and Irish history through traditional step-dancing. The original international phenomenon Riverdance debuted in February, 1995 at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.

US SNOWBOARDCROSS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, SATURDAY, 2 PM ET

NBC Sports presents taped coverage of the Sprint US Snowboardcross National Championships at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah this Saturday at 2 p.m. ET.

Competing in the event are 2006 silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis and 2006 U.S. Olympian Nate Holland. Also included in the men’s field are 2009 World bronze medalist Nick Baumgartner and X Games silver medalist Graham Watanabe.

The Canyons event is the second of a three-stop Grand Prix tour, which concludes with a March 4-6 final event at Mammoth Mountain. NBC Sports will show taped coverage of the Mammoth Mountain event on Saturday, March 12, 1-2 p.m. ET.

NBC’s Todd Harris, Todd Richards and Tina Dixon call the action.


FIS ALPINE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SATURDAY, 3 PM ET

NBC Sports presents taped coverage of the FIS Alpine World Championships from Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.

The FIS Alpine World Championships feature Olympic-caliber world skiers vying for titles in six events including: Super G, Super Combined, Team, Downhill, Giant Slalom and Slalom. Saturday’s coverage will highlight the women’s slalom, men’s super combined, and men’s and women’s giant slalom.

Tim Ryan, Todd Brooker, Christin Cooper and Steve Porino provide commentary.

About NBC Sports

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 12 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 215 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.

NBC Sports partners with numerous leagues and governing bodies to broadcast some of the most prestigious properties in sports, including: ‘NBC Sunday Night Football,’ which is the premier primetime NFL game of the week; ‘Football Night in America,’ which is the most-watched NFL studio program; Notre Dame football; the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; the U.S. Open Championship, THE PLAYERS Championship, and the Ryder Cup; the NHL Winter Classic, NHL ‘Game of the Week,’ and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final; and Wimbledon and the French Open.

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Keywords · NBC · NBC Sports · Sasha Cohen · Tanith Belbin · Ben Agosto · Hilton HHonors · Riverdance on Ice · US Snowboardcross National Championships · Lindsey Jacobellis · FIS Alpine World Championships


Name: Lyndsay Iorio
Organization: NBC Sports
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